SEN Teacher needed in Reading, Berkshire

SEN Teacher needed in Reading

Ref: TE1-KS1-HMS1
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Job Title: Class Teacher, Responsible to: Director of Education and Life Long Learning

Title and Grade of Post Special School Teacher to work with a small class of students with autism, severe, leaning difficulties and complex behaviours. Purpose of the post Teachers are responsible for the overall running of their classes and the organisation and teaching of educational programmes, behaviour management and the welfare of the students in their groups. They work as part of a team in ensuring the young people have many varied and exciting learning opportunities. They should carry out such other associated duties that are reasonably assigned by the Director of Education and Life Long Learning.

Responsibilities/Duties The post holder is responsible:-

· To the Director of Education and Life Long Learning for her / his teaching duties and responsibilities and for teaching tasks.

· To uphold and work towards the school’s vision and aims, supporting the school ethos and mission.

· For liaison with special needs support services and other outside agencies as appropriate.

· For the supervision of the work of Autism Practitioners linked to his / her class.

· For taking appropriate responsibility for one’s own health, safety and welfare and the health and safety of students, visitors and work colleagues in accordance with the requirements of legislation and locally adopted policies; including taking responsibility for raising concerns with an appropriate manager.

· Have responsibility for supporting school’s curriculum areas

· Work with therapeutic teams on site Professional Skills

 · To teach and engage young people in learning through exciting and challenging lessons.

· To develop learning that is functional and meaningful for all young people

· To develop learning outcomes for all young people that look to build on skills for the future

· To be ambitious for each young person.

· To be creative in the lessons offered to each young person and to embrace ‘Learning Outdoors’

· To ensure that all young people have aspirational goals set and through your own skills demonstrate the Learning Pathway

· Act as a good role model in terms of professional appearance, conduct, punctuality and attendance.

· To contribute to the planning and implementation of the School Development Plan

· To lead and manage support staff working as part of a team

· To contribute to the development and review of school policies and then to uphold and work within the policies as agreed.

· To plan the curriculum, with colleagues, in line with school policy, to secure high quality learning for the students.

· To deliver the curriculum through a range of lessons designed to stimulate and motivate students’ learning ensuring meaning for each learner.

· To establish effective working relationships with others and embrace the strong team work ethos

· To ensure pupils acquire skills and knowledge that support them in reaching their full potential.

 · Supporting pupils in accordance with the Mission of the School including Prior Approach, OFSTED, the Waking Day Curriculum, School policies and procedures to ensure the pupils are educated and cared for appropriately

· To prepare Individual Learning Plans for each pupil in conjunction with the therapy team

· To assess students so that Individual Learning Plans can be developed, ensuring that each young person receives a broad and balanced curriculum that meets their individual needs and making sure that the whole class receive a balanced curriculum each week.

· To monitor and record Individual Learning Plans and maintain Students Records.

· To lead the class staff team ensuring that they are involved in the planning of all class activities and are aware of the class routine

· To write reports and attend annual reviews for pupils within your classroom

 · To ensure that each school day is planned in advance using a daily planning sheet, so that all staff within the class understand what they will be doing at all times during the day, and the equipment in the room prepared for the students' arrival

· To ensure that work tasks/materials are prepared in advance of requirements to prevent valuable teaching time from being used for this activity.

· To liaise with:- Colleagues, parents; therapists; stakeholders; and outside agencies

· To write Risk Assessments for all activities either in school or offsite.

· To ensure that the classroom equipment provides a stimulating environment for all the students irrespective of ability.

The duties may be varied to meet the changing demands of the School and these duties may, therefore be changed at the discretion of the Director of Education and Life Long Learning Class Teacher Person

Specification Quality Essential Desirable Qualifications;

Qualified Teacher Status

SEN qualifications.

Experience of children with severe learning difficulties and complex behaviours Experience of SEN Experience of working within a team Experience of autism Specialist Training or Knowledge Experience of children with severe learning difficulties and complex behaviours,

If you feel this role is perfect for you and meet the criteria needed please click ‘Apply’ today or call Holly Surey on 01753 373 067 or email


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